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What To Watch If You Love 'Red Dawn'

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Looking for the best movies like Red Dawn? From Hollywood classics to new films, this list of movies similar to Red Dawn feature teens in action. Red Dawn (2012) and Iron Eagle are great examples of movies that fans of Red Dawn love. Buckle up and get ready for some action because you’re sure to be entertained by these teen action movies. Or, if you’re more in the mood to binge watch, we’ve got you covered with teen TV shows like Red Dawn. But which of these recommendations is the best next-watch for fans of Red Dawn

Vote up the best movies and shows like Red Dawn, so other fans know what to watch next. And thanks to streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and Prime Video, you can start streaming these movies and shows right now.

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  • Photo: Red Dawn / FilmDistrict

    For fans of: the original movie

    Red Dawn is a 2012 American film directed by Dan Bradley. The screenplay by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore is based on the 1984 film of the same name. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film centers on a group of young people who defend their hometown from a North Korean invasion. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced its intention to remake Red Dawn in May 2008 and subsequently hired Bradley and Ellsworth. ...  more

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  • Photo: Iron Eagle / TriStar Pictures

    For fans of: movies about teens fighting

    Iron Eagle is a 1986 American-Canadian action film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Jason Gedrick and Louis Gossett, Jr. While it received mixed reviews, the film earned US$24,159,872 at the U.S. box office. Iron Eagle was followed by three sequels: Iron Eagle II, Aces: Iron Eagle III and Iron Eagle on the Attack, with Gossett being the only actor to have appeared in all four films. The basis of the fictional story in the film relates to real life attacks by the United States against Libya over the Gulf of Sidra, in particular the 1981 Gulf of Sidra incident....  more
  • Photo: The Last Starfighter / Universal Pictures

    For fans of: movies where teens save the galaxy

    The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in an interstellar conflict. It also featured Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Norman Snow and Kay E. Kuter. The Last Starfighter, along with Disney's Tron, has the distinction of being one of cinema's earliest films to use extensive computer-generated imagery to depict its many starships, environments and battle scenes. It is one of the first films to use CGI to represent "real-life" objects instead of a digital graphics....  more

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    For fans of: movies about teens in the military

    Taps is a 1981 drama film starring George C. Scott and Timothy Hutton, with Ronny Cox, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, and Evan Handler in supporting roles. Hutton was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1982. The film was directed by Harold Becker from a screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen, James Lineberger, and Darryl Ponicsan, based on Devery Freeman's 1979 novel Father Sky. The original music score was composed by Maurice Jarre. The film follows a group of military school students who decide to take over their school in order to save it from closing. This was Cruise's second film role, following a brief appearance in Endless Love, released in 1981 just a few months before Taps....  more